OUR TEAM

UCG is led by an executive team with diverse skills and experiences from acedemia, consulting and industry.

Senior Leadership

Daniel A. Marquez

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer


Dan is a leader in Accenture’s Strategy practice, focusing on Technology, Disruptive Innovation, and Consumer Facing Industries. He brings to UCG nearly a decade of consulting experience, working as a trusted advisor to senior executives across every major industry area, including many in the charitable and non-profit (NFP) sector. His vision for UCG is to establish a nationwide support network, focused on helping the Canadian NFP sector flourish through access to effective strategic planning and advisory services.

Darrin Gao, PhD

Chief Financial Officer


Darrin completed his PhD in the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto, where he focused on re-purposing existing HIV pharmaceuticals to inhibit common metabolic pathways in breast cancer cells. As the co-founder and CFO of UCG, Darrin is responsible for initiating new financial partnerships with academic and industry organizations. Darrin has successfully established and maintained a financial and strategic partnership with the Graduate Management Consulting Association.

Jinke Xu, PhD

Chief Operations Officer


Jinke holds a PhD in Materials Engineering from McGill University. He is currently working at QuintilesIMS as a Consultant, specialized in commercial effectiveness strategy in the pharmaceutical and healthcare space. Jinke is passionate about helping non-profit organizations develop strategic business plans and improve operations. He has gained extensive experience through several pro bono engagements with large Canadian non-profits.

Kevin P. Raymond

Chief Administrative Officer


Kevin is part of Accenture’s Strategy practice focused on Technology Strategy. He has experience in a range of industries, including financial services, retail, and the not-for-profit space. Prior to Accenture, Kevin has held several diverse roles ranging from banking to product development strategy to academic research. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and in his spare time you’ll find him curating his collection of rare beers.

Shiladitya Ray

Chief Information Officer


Shiladitya is a Supply Chain Analyst at DHL Supply Chain, the largest 3rd party logistics provider in the world. He is passionate about business, world issues and the non-profit industry. He has graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was involved in several non-profit and consulting initiatives. His goal is to ensure that University Consulting Group has the ability and expertise to help non-profit clients solve their most pressing issues.

Alex Trusca

Chief Strategic Officer, General Counsel


Alex is a Business Consultant at ZS Associates. He has just started his consulting career after graduating with an MBA from the Rotman School of Management. He also has an LLB from the University of Manchester and an LLM from the University of Toronto.

Within UCG, Alex has led a team as Engagement Manager and then went to serve as Executive Director focused on client acquisition and client retention. In his role as CSO and GC, he is focused on the expansion of UCG as well as shaping its corporate governance.

Bahareh Tehrani

Chief Relations Officer


Bahareh is a Business Analyst at Labtician, a Pharmaceutical company in Oakville, Ontario. She is also pursuing an MEng degree in industrial engineering at University of Toronto. Prior to this program, she has completed her MASc degree in Management Sciences at University of Waterloo as well as Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. She is passionate about bringing positive change and new perspectives to the non-profit industry.

Emily Shen

Brand Manager


Emily has a BBA degree and is currently pursuing her CPA designation. Although her area of focus is in accounting, she has proven experience in branding and communications with her internship as Communication Consultant at Toronto Hydro.


TORONTO LEADERSHIP

Renante Rondina

President


Renante is a PhD candidate in the department of Psychology at UofT. He uses eye tracking and magnetoencephalography to study memory and aging. He was a member of the Research Training Centre at the Roman Research Institute for 3 years, where he founded the Innovative Perspectives in Neuroscience Conference. He was also a consultant at UCG, where he worked on an internal project to help them transition into a chapter model.

Anne Deng

VP Operations, Client Management


Anne is a senior engineer in the New Technology group at Hydro One, and concurrently pursuing a MBA degree at Rotman School of Management. She is passionate about creating innovative solutions and driving changes in organizations. She has done pro-bono consulting at both UCG and Endeavour, and is dedicated to driving impact in the not-for-profit space.

Helen Luck

VP Operations, Consultant Management


Helen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Immunology at UofT. Her research focuses on targeting the gut immune dysfunction in type 2 diabetes for potential therapeutics in metabolic disease. Helen has consulted for several non-profits in the Toronto community prior to her role as VP Operations at the UofT Chapter. As VP Operations, Helen strives to provide the support and resources required to ensure a positive experience for all stakeholders at UCG.

David Wang

VP Operations, Advisory Management


David is a Data Scientist at the Royal Bank of Canada. He will graduate from the University of Toronto in 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Financial Engineering.

He is passionate about consulting initiatives in the non-profit sector, and hopes to use his experience in strategic management to enable growth and drive impact within UCG.

Adam Yates

VP Engagement Management & Mobilization


Adam will graduate in May 2018 with his MBA from the Rotman School of Management where he is specializing in management consulting. He holds an undergraduate degree in applied science from Queen’s University and prior to graduate school, Adam worked for six years in consulting in support of land development in global infrastructure and building design firms. Adam was a team lead with UCG and is passionate about using business solutions to help the not-for-profit sector.